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Thread: Did I just see a "Like on FB" button on a thread?

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    Did I just see a "Like on FB" button on a thread?

    Is that a new feature? Or am I having a flashback?

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    I was wondering if that was just me.
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    Just saw it too, thought I was hallucinating. What is this, Buzzfeed?
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    I think we are trying a FB interface option we have had since the beginning but never used. Not sure what it does exactly...

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    I'm not going to try it - you try it!






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    I saw a FaceBook image on one of the pages this morning, then it was gone.

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    You try it, I'm bitter.

    Actually it's a cool way to connect PE with social media. If you can't beat em, join em I say. And if it brings some traffic here, what can it hurt?
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    It's gone now.

    There's an option to create a Facebook App (which will take time - so we might do it sometime soon). When the app is created - if you click that "like" button on a thread, it will post something on your Facebook wall along the lines of "Duncan likes a thread on Progressive Ears" - and a link to the thread.

    It also offers the option for people to fine PE on Facebook, and to sign up for PE membership using their Facebook credentials.
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    The "like" button doesn't bother me but I can live without it. I've avoided social networking sites. All I read about them is negative stuff about them. Recently when I logged in to PE on my Android device there was a banner to install a mobile app to follow PE. Did anyone else see that? Well, I installed it but quickly became impatient with the all the questions I had to answer so I uninstalled it. It just gave me the impression that I'd have to become part of some big network just to follow PE (plus the fact that I hadn't noticed anything announced about it). When you guys make an official announcement that the mobile app is available then I'll give it a try.

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    Not being on Facebook, I won't care whether there is a "Like on Facebook" button or not, as long as it doesn't get in the way of the proper PE text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_32_116 View Post
    Not being on Facebook, I won't care whether there is a "Like on Facebook" button or not, as long as it doesn't get in the way of the proper PE text.
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    ^^ Is that what a "like" button looks like? I haven't been missing much.

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    I think "thumbs up" doesn't mean the same thing in some other countries that it means here in the US. In some countries it can be interpreted as "up yours." It's true.

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    The main reason I am unenthusiastic about "like buttons" or a "thumbs up" icon or even the "+1" is that it's discouraging actual conversation. For me, just one person saying why they agreed with my post, or even politely saying why they disagreed, is worth a hundred "likes" or "thumbs ups".

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    I dont see any reasons for introducing tradeable likes. How can PE benefit?

    But as long as its not the index finger:

    http://speisa.com/modules/articles/i...hand-sign.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_32_116 View Post
    The main reason I am unenthusiastic about "like buttons" or a "thumbs up" icon or even the "+1" is that it's discouraging actual conversation. For me, just one person saying why they agreed with my post, or even politely saying why they disagreed, is worth a hundred "likes" or "thumbs ups".





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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_32_116 View Post
    The main reason I am unenthusiastic about "like buttons" or a "thumbs up" icon or even the "+1" is that it's discouraging actual conversation. For me, just one person saying why they agreed with my post, or even politely saying why they disagreed, is worth a hundred "likes" or "thumbs ups".
    It happens here in these threads. People respond with "agreed" or "couldn't have said it better myself", to name just a couple. How is that different than a 'like' button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post





    (Sorry, Bob )
    I know. I asked for that.

    You'll note my post was worded very carefully, trying not to say "I don't like a like button".
    Last edited by bob_32_116; 08-11-2015 at 04:14 PM.

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    It might increase traffic on PE but given there are no ad dollars I don't think that's a concern. It would be fun exposing the world to the toxic relationship most Yes fans have with the band and reality but really, does the world need to be exposed to that?
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    You know, PE is still pretty damn handy and cool if you just skip the Yes threads. I wouldn't think everyone we attracted would care about Yes anyway.

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    Quick FYI...

    The new PE Mobile app has a "like" feature that works just like Facebook.

    You can "like" an individual post, and other PE Mobile app users will see who liked what.

    Sent via PE's mobile app
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Quick FYI...

    The new PE Mobile app has a "like" feature that works just like Facebook.

    You can "like" an individual post, and other PE Mobile app users will see who liked what.

    Sent via PE's mobile app
    Do you mean the Tapatalk app?
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    Yes

    Sent via PE's mobile app
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    I get "network busy" from the subscriptions section of the app, even though I can navigate to the forums. What's goin on?
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